Hilary Duff guests on Ghost Whisperer

Apr 10, 2009 at 5:36 p.m. ET

Hilary Duff guest stars on Ghost Whisperer. Sounds like a perfect fit.

The cast of Parks and RecreationBefore Hilary does Ghost Whisperer and Sarah Connor Chronicles, last night, many of my favorite shows were in reruns last night, so I decided to give some other shows a try.

Bones is one of those take it or leave it shows for me and lately it's been a leave it. I don't know what it is, but the spark is gone for me on this series. I found yesterday's episode about a scientist gone to pieces to be slow moving and I didn't even care to find out who did it and why.After that, I checked in on Parks and Recreation, the new Amy Poehler show. I'm not a big fan of Amy's or The Office-style TV but there was something about the ads that I found amusing so I gave it a try. Not a bad half-hour, but not a show I'd go rushing back to week after week. Amy plays an overly ambitious government worker who is determined to build a park on an abandoned piece of city land. It had its moments, but I wasn't laughing out loud.The big show of the night was the premiere of Harper's Island on CBS. I liked it and I can't wait to see what happens next week. Maybe I'm jaded with all the gore on Fringe and Supernatural because I didn't find this show to be as bad as critics were saying. Yes, it's gruesome, I admit that but there were more phony scares than real ones and that's how you build suspense. What really impressed me was the fact that I was introduced to more than fifteen characters in the first episode and I have a pretty distinct memory of all of them. I can't remember their names but the personalities stuck with me and that's good storytelling. I'm looking forward to more.

Tonight On TV --Friday, April 10

CBS is all new tonight, first up Hilary Duff guest stars on Ghost Whisperer, then it's a tense Flashpoint when a young couple tries to get back the baby they gave up for adoption. Finally, Numb3rs returns with a story about an animal rights protest that ends up in murder.

Hilary and Jennifer Love share Ghost stories

FOX is throwing everything they've got at you tonight with the season (and probably series) finale of Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles. After that, Echo goes after a traitor on Dollhouse.

NBC starts with the ridiculous Howie Do It, then it's the season finale of Friday Night Lights followed by Dateline. Lights has been renewed by DirectTV so if you're not a subscriber, you'll have to wait nearly a year to see more, but it's coming.ABC has their reality shows, Wife Swap, Supernanny, and news magazine 20/20.The CW has reruns of Everybody Hates Chris, The Game, and America's Next Top Model.

Over on cable

SCI FI Channel is showing the BBCAmerica series Primeval. It's Jurassic Park in London and it's one of my favorite shows, so check it out at 10:00.National Geographic pairs a new Dog Whisperer with DogTown, TLC tells you to Say Yes to the Dress, and Travel channel stirs up a few ghosts on Most Haunted.BBCAmerica is having a Mistress marathon.Looking for family viewing? TCM has the original The Love Bug movies.

News and notable

The LA Times took some flack for running an ad for the new series Southland on the front page of the paper, an ad that looked a lot like a real news story. The ad was marked as such and carried the NBC logo but many readers felt it was inappropriate. The LA Times took the ad because they were paid a "significant premium."Bravo will offer up Gossip Girl for real this summer with their new docu-drama NYC Prep.Tori Spelling returns to 90210 on April 14 on The CW. The episode will also include a guest appearance by Diablo Cody who will be appearing as herself!

Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth: reunited and it feels so good

Photo credit:
Parks and Recreation: Pictured: (l-r) Paul Schneider as Mark Brendanawicz, Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins, Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson -- NBC Photo: Mitchell Haaseth
Ghost Whisperer: Thrilled to Death -- Melinda (Jennifer Love Hewitt, right) and Eli help a ghost settle his unfinished business with a mysterious young woman (Hilary Duff, left) who may be involved in the death of a man. Behind the scenes photo. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS
90210 -- Pictured: Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling. Photo: The CW.

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